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Long Beach freeway transition reopens

<div class="meta image-caption"><div class="origin-logo origin-image kabc"><span>KABC</span></div><span class="caption-text">Deadly accident closes 91 Freeway. (Long Beach Fire Department)</span></div>
June 18, 2009 12:00:00 AM PDT
A major Southern California freeway transition route closed by a weekend fuel tanker inferno has reopened. California Department of Transportation spokeswoman Judy Gish says repairs allowed the elevated eastbound State Route 91 transition to northbound Interstate 710 to reopen Wednesday night. It will close again briefly Thursday night for completion of repairs, and may need further work.

The stretch had been closed since Saturday when a tanker truck carrying more than 8,000 gallons of flammable liquids crashed, killing the driver.

The cargo was initially believed to be ethanol, but Long Beach Fire Battalion Chief Moe Sinsley says it turned out to be gasoline and diesel.

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